Testimonials Over The Years

“Not to mention… Vinny and Connie Ribas, who, without their networking meetings, Indie Connect, I would never have found all the people I’ve come to work with on this project, and found my place in the world.”  – Shaun Murphy, former co-lead singer with Little Feat and backup vocalist for Eric Clapton, the Moody Blues, Bob Seger and many other stars. Quoted from the liner notes of her new CD, “Livin’ The Blues’, released August 2009.


“Today was my first experience with an indieconnect workshop. It gave me an opportunity to meet alot of very interesting people. The seminar tonight by Kat Speer was exceptional. She did a very professional presentation, and she gave me many things to think about in regards to being photographed as an artist. I would recommend these workshops to anyone interested in the music industry.”- Kate Logan, Independent Artist


“Where else can you go and have a one-on-one conversation with the former guitarist for Prince – Dez Dickerson? Today’s luncheon was fantastic and Dez gave an excellent presentation about Indie Labels and valuable insight into the current trends of the music industry. Great information from someone who has seen the industry on the inside while touring with one of the top pop artists ever and from running his own successful entertainment company for the past 15 years – Pavillion Management Consultants and Absolute Records. You cannot afford to miss the Indie Connect meetings if you are serious about building a successful music career.”- Mike Coleman, Artist Coach and Business Consultant


“This post has been a long time in coming, partly because I have been so busy following up with the great connections made at numerous Indie Connect meetings. I learned of IC and went to my first meeting in January, looking for funding for a certain video project. Instead, I found a place to keep coming back to for more and more invaluable info. To date I have formed important career relationships with two of the presenters and a third company that Vinny introduced me to directly. It appears that from the connections I have made at IndieConnect, our band(s) will be able to absolutely quantum-leap our web presence and business model. Can’t sing enough praises for this organization!”– Lance Hoppen, original member of the classic rock group ‘Orleans’ – http://www.OrleansOnline.comhttp://www.RPMconcerts.com


“Thank you so much for hosting such awesome networking meetings for Indie artists and music business professionals. I have met so many wonderful people, and learned a lot of great information regarding my career as an independent artist.”-Lisa Hannah, Independent Artist


I finally discovered why I have avoided “networking” in person for the last few years. It usually was a huge waste of time! Indie Connect is a place with purpose. I have yet to leave a meeting where I didn’t: #1 learn something new, #2 meet someone who I could help #3 meet someone who could help me. The attendees are interesting, friendly and serious about the music business; the speeches have been inspiring and information-packed. I just left another such meeting today where speaker Marc-Alan Barnette blew our socks off. Many thanks, Vinny and Connie, for the sense of community and win-win climate you have cultivated for Indie Connect. Thank you also for the invitation to speak. Attending these meetings regularly has now become a priority for me; I actually look forward to this kind of networking! – Judy Rodman, Vocal Coach, #1 Recording Artist, Hit Songwriter, Producer


WOW! Indie Connect is the best thing to happen to music! The community feeling is AWESOME and the knowledge I’ve gained in just two meetings is invaluable. The networking opportunities are endless and this is going to be the wave of the future so if you are an emerging indie artist or just looking for new projects and co-writers this is the place to be! I can’t tell you how fired up I am to be a part of something so ahead of it’s time and so innovative!-  Chelsea Rae, Independent Artist


Indie Connect is an idea whose time has come. And, thanks to you blazing the trail, independent music people have a place to meet and help each other reach their highest potential success level. Every time I attend an Indie Connect event I meet somebody who could possibly help me accomplish my goals. And, what is even more gratifying, I also meet aspiring creative types who might benefit from my experience and expertise. Keep up the great work. I know your venture is about to explode. And I urge everybody who is committed to a career in independent music to grab the tail of this kite. Indie Connect is on its way to the stars.Rand Bishop, Hit Songwriter, Music Producer, Author of ‘Makin’ Stuff Up – secrets of song-craft and survival in the music-biz’